Refuel the Creativity

This is for you. The Artist.

Every artist needs fuel to keep the creative juices flowing.  There are many types of stressors and stress can creep up at random.  Stress in and of itself can be great fuel.  We need a certain amount of “good” stress to push us to our goals and to keep us on our feet.  Stress is a burst of energy that basically alerts you on what to do next.  There are advantages to stress when it exists in small doses.   It  can help you meet daily challenges and will motivate you to reach your goals.  However, there is the “bad” stress that builds and can become toxic to the mind, body and spirit.  As artists, we are especially vulnerable to stress because of our heightened sensitivity.  And when I say “sensitivity” I am referring to the ability of artists to tap into their own vulnerabilities and intuition.  This is why it’s so important to rest and rejuvenate in order to refuel the creative juices.

Why do I bring this up?  I bring this up because my energies are in higher demand due to an increase in scheduled activities.  As an actor, “gigs” are often at random and the duration/intensity vary of each job.  I began to think about energy and how important it is for me to take time to rest and refuel the energy.  I’m the type of person who wants to “go, go, go.”  I have always been the “restless girl” in my seat at school.  My head was in the clouds daydreaming.  But what I believe is this.  I have endless bounds of energy and visions of creating something bigger.  This I have known from a very early age.

I am finally able to allow myself to fully explore my visions of creating.  Yet I have learned from life experiences how to manage stressful situations and how to take care of myself along the way.  I’m very grateful to be refueling the creative juices this week, as I am away on vacation.  If you cannot take a vacation right now, can you take a mini-vacation?  Or perhaps you can take an hour to refuel.

Live. Love. Create.

Kimberly

In Motion

Moving, Moving

I am in motion

Moving, Moving

A wave of emotion

Walking, Walking

I found a way

Running, Running

I can see the end

Jumping, Jumping

I finally feel the commotion

Leaping, Leaping

For what I have always known

Falling, Falling

For the unknown

I am in motion, I am in motion

Standing, Standing

For what I believe in

Holding, Holding

Because I am only human

Walking, Walking

In motion again

Running, Running

A steady pace

Lunging, Lunging

To the end in sight

Falling, Falling

Because I can.

 

I am in motion

I am in motion.

 

One Moment at a Time

You are probably singing right now…”One moment in time….” but I seriously meant ” One Moment at a Time” as post title.  Why? Because all it takes is one moment in time to realize our true potential.  This Tuesday marked the 3rd week of Core Film Class at Art Sake’s Studio.  I have been enjoying the heck out of this class.  I am learning to trust my impulses in acting and to be more “in the moment”.

This week I am realizing that doors continue to open.  I feel there is limitless possibilities and potential in our world.  Sometimes the doors that open are right in front of our eyes, and we fail to notice for one reason or another.  So that is where “mindfulness” comes in.  When I slow my mind down and focus on the emotions, what is bubbling up under the surface; the answers begin to appear. So I encourage you to do the same.  Go to Google and click on “Guided Imagery”, meditations or take a local yoga class.  It really does make a significant different on your day while also bringing clarity to what is bubbling up.

This week was exciting!  Stay tuned, as my friend Georgia and I just began pre production on our co-write.  We will be posting our new song this summer.  Also, I will be an extra in a local Indie film called ” Hope for Harmony” to be taped this upcoming week.

Not much more to say, as its Friday “Eve”.  We are all tired, right?  Time to renew, repair and reboot for the next week.

Live. Love. Create.

Kimberly

Open Mic !!!

Hi Everyone!!!!

It’s been awhile since I have written…well not too long.   I wrote blogs for sixty days.  However, I promised myself that after the sixty days; I’d only post relevant information to my writing, singing and acting.

So here is the latest news.  I performed at Open Mic night for Credo Coffee Shop last Monday evening in College Park, Florida.  My family and friends supported me in many ways.  I asked my parents to babysit and I had sisters/friends who came out to root me on.  I was overcome with gratitude for their support.  Below is a peak at the YouTube clips of two songs I wrote.

First song: No Home Without You (Co Written: Kimberly Beaman and Susie Foster-Trewick; Vocals by Kimberly Beaman) Copyrights 2013

http://youtu.be/HMeskmKya9Q

Second Song: Just One Tear (Lyrics and Vocals by: Kimberly Beaman) Copyrights 2010

http://youtu.be/7Ur1ItL4oVg

Looking forward to more open mic nights!! Thanks for viewing!

Kimberly

Day 53-55 Inspiration

Okay so I broke my own rules.  I have done it before and I will do it again.  Yes, bloggers and fans; instead of writing my usual daily post, I decided to write one big post about the weekend. Please forgive me! Rules were meant to be broken.

The weekend was filled with inspirational moments.  I was inspired by artists this weekend.  It began with the discovery of a hip coffee shop located in College Park.  “Credo Coffee Shop” online message reads, “The downtown credo reminds us to refuse the natural tendency toward floating through life “merely existing” and challenges us to pursue lives of meaning and purpose. We’re finding that the best starting place is service. As we begin to engage the city creatively finding ways to serve, we’ll enter into a cause that can support the weight of our lives. We’ll encounter more fulfillment and see more joy.”

I adore this message of service and community!!!  I learned about this shop through a friend and celebrated a surprise birthday party there Saturday evening.  Check this place out at http://www.downtowncredo.com/meaning/

There is an open mic the first Monday of every month.  I am super excited as I want to meet other singers/songwriters and my goal is to begin singing my very own original tunes there.  If you want to learn more about open mic night check out this link:

http://www.downtowncredo.com/ai1ec_event/songwriters-stage/?instance_id=1513

Performers get ten minutes to sing two original songs and impress the audience as well as the panel of judges.  Three finalists are invited back to the stage at end of the evening to perform one more song.  Performers are judged in 5 different categories including vocal performance, songwriting, playing ability, stage presence and audience response.

I plan to attend my first Monday viewing of amazing talent tonight!!! This weekend was filled with discovery.  I signed up for a Film Class and plan to sharpen my acting skills on camera.  It has always been a dream of mine to act on film.  Can you tell I did a lot of dreaming this weekend?

On my drive back from dropping our daughter off to school, a song came on called “Something More” by Sugarland.  This song truly spoke to my heart and soul.  It describes how I feel about a life transition which has been occurring over the last year.   Check out this song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp5foT32tKM

Here is my favorite verse(lyrics) in the song;

“Some believe in destiny, and some believe in fate

I believe that happiness is something we create

You best believe that I’m not gonna wait

‘Cause there’s gotta be something more”

And with that, good day and have a great week ahead,

Kimberly

Day 48

I

Don’t

Know

What

To

Say

About

This

Day

It

Was

Just

Okay

And

That

Is

All

I

Want

To

Say

Goodnight,

Kimberly

Day 40

Yes, I know.  My posts lately have been a day (or two) late.  Better late than never.  I have vowed to write a post every day for sixty days.  The post below is for yesterday, Day 40!

What a beautiful Winter Park day~

Forecast: Clear skies, windy and cool

Highlights for today:

* We had a rocking’ family garage sale!  It was fun and the entrepreneur side of myself loved to sell, sell, sell.

I enjoyed time with my family while selling.  And I even bought a few things at our own garage sale. Ha ha

* Spending quality time with family and watching our favorite shows.  I watched “The Secret” on Netflix and this sparked my creativity.  The law of attraction is truly a powerful tool in our lives.

Well that’s all folks. Saturday was uneventful except for the garage sale. Wish I had more to report. But then again, it was a day to relax and recover from a very fast paced week.

Cheers,

Kimberly

Day 27

Day 26, I cannot complain. Today was a another beautiful day in Winter Park.  The sun was beaming yet it was crisp as the ocean breeze.  It was cool but not freezing.  Here are the highlights for today.

* My in-laws visited and spent the day with us. We really enjoyed spending time with them. Olivia practiced her spanish and called her grandmother (Abu) and her grandfather (Belo).  Well lets just say she tried to say “Belo” but it came out as “Bayo”.  Olivia enjoyed catching bubbles and cuddling with her new favorite toy doggy named “Roxy.”  Thanks Abu y Belo for a fun day!

* I managed to take a nap while Olivia slept. Well lets just say we all slept. That’s right. Abu, Belo, Art, Olivia and I all took a nap and at the same time. That is a rarity!

* A nap= a rested, happier mommy!

* I achieved one round of Lumosity.  Lumosity improves brain health and performance.

Check it out at http://www.lumosity.com/

* I posted on my blog! Day 27, you creeped up on me but I feel proud, that I am still writing, twenty-seven days later.  Woo Hoo!

* And lastly, my music goal today is to post one of my song ideas (lyrics only) for your feedback.  So here it is.  The song is entitled “On A Sunday” written/copyrighted 2008.  I left this song incomplete and recently worked on it.

On a Sunday

CHORUS: 

I wish that I’d wake up on a Sunday

And you’d be calling me

It could be about anything

But you’d only want to talk with me

Wouldn’t it be nice making time again

And we could reminisce

About how it all began

On a Sunday

VERSE:

And maybe you’d confide in me

Open the doors, allow me to see

The real you, like never before

Can you take the time?

There’s no need to push rewind

Just want us to start over

CHORUS: 

I wish that I’d wake up on a Sunday

And you’d be calling me

It could be about anything

But you’d only want to talk with me

Wouldn’t it be nice, making time again?

And we could reminisce

About how it all began

I wish that I’d wake up on a Sunday

VERSE

Don’t know who you are anymore

Miss the person I thought you were

Do I have to call to feel invited?

I feel the space that keeps us at bay

Do you really want to leave it this way?

CHORUS: 

I wish that I’d wake up on a Sunday

And you’d be calling me

It could be about anything

But you’d only want to talk with me

Wouldn’t it be nice, making time again?

We could reminisce

About how it all began

Day 21

Twenty-One must be a lucky number because today has gotten off to a great start! I dropped our daughter off at school. After walking her to school, I decided to get a Chai Tea Latte at Barnie’s off Park Avenue in Winter Park.  Who knew that Barnies offers such great options for the alternative milk drinker.  They have soy milk and almond milk.  Equally impressive was their prices and they don’t up charge for alternative milk. Fantastic! They are super friendly and the store is very clean.  So long Starbucks, hello Barnies!

The day has only gotten better.  Why? Because I have decided that instead of using my few hours of alone time to clean house and organize (we recently moved to a condo); I am using the time to write lyrics and relax.  The cleaning and organizing can happen later.  I finally feel like I am getting the ball rolling on my plan to live a life of creative inspiration.  I wrote a song today that actually brought tears to my eyes.  This is a rarity.  It’s important for me to write songs that have emotional pull.  I cry to other people’s songs but not to my own, generally.  I will be posting the lyrics and music in near future.  First I need to get my voice back (as I have been sick with a cold).

I have to mention, last night I went walking with my husband off Park Avenue. Thanks to my Aunt for babysitting =)), and we thought we spotted Bono from U2.  At first we brushed it off but continued to talk while sitting at nearby park bench.  This mysterious man was with a crew of individuals carrying fancy cameras.  Let me back track for a moment.  My husband said, “You know I think that is Bono.”  To which I replied, “I don’t think so but maybe.  He does look familiar.”  Then suddenly this mysterious man pulled out a guitar and sang the U2 song ” One  Love ” and he sang it REALLY well.  We rushed over and asked one of the gentleman standing near, if it was Bono.  He quickly said “No, I’m just playing with film.”  This guy was clearly covering for “Bono”.  Well we got a few pics from afar to share with you.  What do you think? Is this Bono?  I was starstruck!  Bono, if you happen to read this blog, will you sing guitar with me sometime in near future? Thanks!

In the middle

In the middle

The guy to the far right
The guy to the far right

Day 11

Today is Day 11, my lucky number !!!   What follows is a synopsis of my day.  Our sweet baby girl has been under the weather since Wednesday evening.  So mommy and daddy have been busy taking good care of her.  Today I took Liv to our first appointment with a new pediatrician who is an MD but also skilled in Alternative Medicine.  It is such a relief to find a pediatrician who believes in empowering families through prevention, education and support.

I visited my favorite business for skin care this evening.  It is called The Sanctuary of Winter Park.  The owner/founder is Usha Naran who is also a friend of mine.  She is such a professional, kind and genuine individual.  I admire her as a specialist in skin care and as a person.  She specializes in facials, waxing and make up.  Also there is a wonderful lady there named Maria who is very talented and is also a friend of mine.  Maria provides many services including waxing and pedicure/manicure.   I see Maria for eye brow waxing and always leave happy!  Check out this peaceful Sanctuary that is well-known for skin care in Winter Park.

http://sanctuaryofwinterpark.com/about-us/

I could go on and on about my day, but don’t want to bore you today.  First and foremost, today was about taking care of our bambina (spanish for “baby girl”).  We also ran a few errands together.  The process of organizing, decluttering and unpacking is taking longer than anticipated.  Olivia keeps me laughing when life can be so serious.

I am beginning to truly miss lyric writing, acting, singing and dancing.  Mostly I miss singing, and acting.  I have the acting bug again!  So I am hopeful that next week will be the last week of serious organization mode; so I can concentrate on acting/music again.   I sing and write now but not to the extent of my soul’s purpose.  There are many changes being made on a personal and professional note; which are preparing me for this next phase.

Be Well,

Kimberly

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